Brain Power

brain-powerAfter exploring the intriguingly complex organ “The Brain”, it is both very exciting and overwhelming to see how this organ stores, processes and retrieved stored information. Some theorists, researchers and educators speculate that the brain does not contribute or affect learning. However, I beg to differ. When the brain is the central organ of the human body that helps us to analyze and synthesize processes.

The article entitled “Left Brain Right Brain Whole Brain”, places the Brain in two hemispheres that possess unique features and specializes in different functions. Even the way nerve cells respond to stimuli differs between the two sides of the hippocampus, a deep region of the brain associated with learning and memory creation (Nowak 2003). Most people use one dominant portion of the brain that triggers learning styles and personalities. The article highlights that people who left-brain dominant are more analytical. People who are right-brain are said to have more math anxiety also relates more to visual.

According to the studies from this article, I would consider myself to be right-brain dominant and I utilizes a lot of visual motor skills, very random and creative. This article is very informative, little did I know that brain even though from a visual perspective the brain is divided in two, people could be right/left brain dominant just like being right handed or left handed. Which amounts to your overall personality and learning styles.

Considering the information processing theory stipulates that, rather than what the behaviorist theory postulates of us merely responding to stimuli.  This theory correlates how the computer, in the form that it receives input, processes, stores and retrieve the output. That is, whatever information is gathered from various organs such as the eyes and ears (input) is process by the brain and portrayed in our behavior/responses (output).

References

Farmer, L. S. J. (2004). Left brain right brain whole brain. School Library Media Activities Monthly, 21(2), 27-28,37. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/237133781?accountid=35812

Information Processing Theory

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One thought on “Brain Power

  1. Adrian, I recently read an article about brain learning really interesting. I’m also interested in learning how emotions impacts learning as well. As an educator I’m certain that more studies in these areas can help us better understand how the minds of children work. What ignites learning? What emotions can we invoke in them to inspire the ordinary and make it extraordinary! I could go on and on! Thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts! Looking forward to conversations hope you are as well!

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